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July 31, 2014 - Industry News

Accuride Reports Strong Second Quarter Results

Accuride Corp. says its Fix and Grow strategy is working, reporting operating income for the second quarter doubled year over year. The first half of 2014 is the first time it's reported positive net income since 2007.

Tags: Wheels, Accuride, Earnings, Brake Drums

July 22, 2014 - Industry News

Alcoa Wants Your Wheel Pix for Photo Sharing Contest

Truckers who share interesting photos of their trucks with Alcoa wheels can share them on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win merchandise from the company.

Tags: Twitter, Wheels, Alcoa

May 13, 2014 - Industry News

Minnesota Lead Wheel Weight Bill Heads to Governor

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A proposed Minnesota ban on lead wheel weights for all vehicles within the state, including passenger and commercial vehicles, has passed a final vote in both the state house and senate and is awaiting the signature of Gov. Mark Dayton.

Tags: Minnesota, Regulations, Lead Wheel Weights, Tires, Aftermarket, Wheels

April 8, 2014 - Industry News

Webb Wheel Severe Duty Announces Leadership Changes

Nate Nielsen

Webb Wheel Severe Duty has announced the appointments of Nate Nielsen as director of sales and Jeremy Zills to manager of engineering. These latest organizational changes at Webb Severe Duty are components in the strategic plans of the business unit to focus on premium value-add brake drum solutions for severe duty applications such as transit bus, motor coach, and refuse trucks.

Tags: Webb Wheel, People, Wheels

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Accuride's New Accu-Lite Wheel Lineup Sheds 4 Pounds

TMC, NASHVILLE – Accuride unveiled two new aluminum wheels for wide-single tires that are up to 4 pounds lighter than the models they replace. With the addition of the Accu-Lite Duplex line of aluminum wheels to its portfolio, Accuride claims it has the lightest-weight range of standard aluminum wheels in North America.

Tags: TMC, Accuride, Wheels, Lightweighting

February 24, 2014 - Industry News

Double Coin Tires and CMA Open New Distribution Center

Double Coin Tires and CMA now has a second North American distribution center with the opening of a West Coast distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Tags: Double Coin, Tires, Wheels, CMA

February 20, 2014 - Industry News

Continental Adds New Management to Commercial Tires

Fedérico Jiménez

Continental Tire the Americas has appointed new management to its Commercial Vehicle Tire group, which encompasses medium radial truck tires and commercial specialty tires.

Tags: Continental, Leadership, Tires, Wheels, People

February 18, 2014 - Industry News

Goodyear Adds Commercial Tire & Service Center In Texas

The Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network continues to expand with the addition of a new Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Aftermarket, Wheels, Expansion

January 22, 2014 - Industry News

Wheel End Manufacturers Group Forms

Citing safety and a concern about counterfeit parts, Shaun Shroff, vice president of DuraBrake, says the company is forming the Wheel End Manufacturers Association, Linkedin Group.

Tags: Aftermarket, Wheels, Brakes, HDAW

January 7, 2014 - Industry News

Perfect Equipment Now Operating as Wegmann Automotive

Perfect Equipment Inc., a wheel balance weight company, has updated its operating name to Wegmann Automotive USA Inc. The 75-year-old product brand name Perfect Equipment will remain unchanged and stay as a key member of the company’s brand portfolio.

Tags: Wheels

December 17, 2013 - Industry News

Goodyear Adds New Commercial Tire & Service Center In Tulsa

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has added a new Commercial Tire & Service Center to its network in Tulsa, Okla., expanding its offerings in the state.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Wheels, Expansion

October 17, 2013 - Industry News

Apollo Countersues Cooper Tire for Respect and Restitution

Apollo Tyres Ltd. did not take Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s lawsuit and allegations lightly. Cooper says Apollo is not meeting the terms of the merger agreement. Apollo claims it's Cooper that is in violation of the agreement.

Tags: Wheels, Mergers & Acquisitions, Apollo, Cooper

October 14, 2013 - Industry News

Bridgestone Completes Guayule Research Farm

The Bridgestone research farm started growing guayule for research use in spring of 2013. This year’s fall planting will provide the first biomass to the BioRubber Process Research Center for tire evaluation in mid-2015.

Bridgestone Americas Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp., has completed its Agro Operations Guayule Research Farm in Eloy, Ariz. The research farm will supply guayule biomass for rubber production at the company’s BioRubber Process Research Center, which is currently under construction in Mesa, Ariz.

Tags: Bridgestone, Tires, Wheels, Guayule

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Accuride Completes Sale of Imperial Group

Accuride Corp. has completed the sale of substantially all of the assets of its Imperial Group business to Imperial Group Manufacturing Inc., a new company formed and capitalized by Wynnchurch Capital for total cash consideration of $30 million at closing, plus a contingent earn-out totaling up to $2.25 million.

Tags: Accuride, Mergers & Acquisitions, Wynnchurch Capital, Imperial Group, Wheels

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

TireStamp Develops Fleet Customized Tire and Wheel Maintenance Program

TireStamp Inc. announced the availability of the industry’s first comprehensive Tire and Wheel Maintenance Program that is customizable to each individual fleet’s operating needs.

Tags: maintenance, Tires, Wheels, TireStamp

June 24, 2013 - Industry News

Accuride to Add 30 Jobs for Manufacturing Expansion in Henderson

Accuride Corp. announced it is investing $5.8 million to expand its powder coating capacity with the installation of a new coating line at its steel wheel production facility in Henderson, Ky.

Tags: Accuride, Expansion, Wheels

June 10, 2013 - Industry News

Alcoa Facility Will Cut in Half Energy Used to Recycle Aluminum for Forged Wheels

Alcoa's new $21 million Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products cast house expansion at its Barberton, Ohio, plant is expected to cut in half the total amount of energy used to recycle aluminum for forged wheels.

Tags: Sustainability, Wheels, Alcoa

May 29, 2013 - Industry News

Webb Wheel Names Plank as New OEM President

Chad Plank has been named president for Webb Wheel Products' OEM business following the promotion of Kent Finkbiner to group president, Marmon Highway Technologies, Commercial Truck business.

Tags: Webb Wheel, Marmon Highway Technologies, Leadership, Wheels

March 25, 2013 - Industry News

Vipar HD, Accuride Ink Three-Year Deal

Vipar Heavy Duty and Accuride announced a new three year agreement where Vipar HD will offer Accuride Wheels, Gunite wheel-end components and Imperial Group products.

Tags: Gunite, Vipar Heavy Duty, Aftermarket, Wheels, Accuride

January 21, 2013 - Industry News

Accuride Says it's Nearly Done Fixing; Ready to Grow

Accuride has not only increased its capacity to make aluminum wheels, but also wide-base aluminum wheels.

LAS VEGAS -- When Rick Dauch arrived as the president and CEO of a struggling Accuride in February 2011, the latest in a string of top executives, he was able to convince the board that they needed to make serious investments in fixing problems before they could embark on a global growth strategy. Two years later, most of the fixing in the "Fix and Grow" strategy has been completed

Tags: Industry, Accuride, Wheels, Aftermarket

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